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10 truths about ag teachers

By Julie Tomascik Early mornings. Late nights. And sometimes many miles in between. It’s the story of an agricultural science teacher. The ones who spend the day teaching in the classroom or workshop. Just to help FFA members with projects after school. And travel to competitions with them—all year long. Because agricultural science teachers don’t [...]

Farming: Then and now

By Jennifer Dorsett What was farming like 100 years ago? Brutally hard work with little reward. People ate what they grew and scratched out a living the best they could. Today, farming and ranching is still tough work that includes early mornings, late nights and long hours in between. But thanks to advances in science [...]

10 signs you grew up on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Growing up country offers the biggest playground of fields that stretch for miles, open skies and back roads just waiting to be explored. Farm and ranch kids take it all in. And grow a fond appreciation for independence and quality time with family. Kicking up dust and learning life lessons just comes with [...]

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Peaches are a Texas summertime favorite

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist There’s nothing quite like biting into a sweet, scrumptious Texas peach on a hot day. The flavor is just what’s needed to cool off. And with this summer heat in Texas, it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate National Peach Month! There’s a big demand for Texas peaches. Summertime [...]

10 things kids learn growing up on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Families are taking their last vacations. Teachers are preparing lessons. Parents and kids are walking the aisles, picking out new clothes and school supplies. Because summer is coming to an end. Students are getting ready to head back to school where they learn textbook essentials—math, science and reading. Things they’ll use for [...]

Wanted: Farmers and ranchers

By Jennifer Dorsett Farmers grow our food, but we often take it for granted. Sure, it may cross our minds from time to time, but have you ever stopped to really think about all that goes into running a farm or ranch? Or why so few are doing it these days? Farming and ranching is [...]

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